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Maliki To Run For A Third Term In Iraq

Sara Newman |
July 5, 2014 | 10:26 a.m. PDT

Deputy Editor

Maliki plans to stay in control of Iraq (Reuters/Twitter)
Maliki plans to stay in control of Iraq (Reuters/Twitter)
As the world keeps waiting for a piece of good news about the rapidly intensifying situation in Iraq, the current Prime Minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki remains convinced that he can be the one to help fix the situation. 

Despite accusations that his sectarian policies gave way to the rise of disgruntled Iraqi rebels, Maliki announced on Friday that he plan to seek a third term as prime minister. 

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In a statement read on Iraqiya, the state-run television station, Maliki spoke of his determination to "defend Iraq and its people" agains "terrorists."

While the United States has supported Maliki since he first came to power in 2006, people are quickly losing faith in the Prime Minister, as his antagonistic policies towards the other religious groups in Iraq have prompted the Sunnis and the Kurds to abandon to look for other sources of governance

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